This is something everyone needs to understand regardless of party lines. The title of the article below is misleading. Many people (men, women, old, and young) don't know or don't care to remember. Human rights do not appear without a fight, nor do they defend themselves.
"Guess what? The Equal Rights Amendment did not pass. It won the two-thirds vote from the House of Representatives in October 1971. In March of 1972 it was approved by the Senate and sent to the states for ratification. It failed to achieve ratification by 38, or three-quarters, of the states. It was not brought to a vote again.